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Monday, September 27, 2021

Did Someone Order Uber Eats?

 Good morning,

This is another image that Catherine texted to me with the same question as in the title of this post.  That pretty buck is seated in a neighbor's (property diagonally adjacent to ours) back yard. 

 Later, another friend showed up.  This is another image from Catherine's texts.

Our Wendy was sitting in Catherine's window on the third floor of our home barking for a good part of the night.  The bucks didn't seem to be disturbed at all.  By morning, they are long gone, but we see evidence of their visits from time to time.  

We're not quite sure where these beautiful animals live during the day, but suspect it is a wooded area on Xavier University property.  

 They are so lucky hunting is not permitted in city limits.  Or, maybe they already know that.  ;)

Happy Fall!


Sunday, September 26, 2021

Cognac Celebration

 Good morning,

Earlier this month My Honey had a birthday.  We had planned to open a bottle of cognac and have a little nip to celebrate, then forgot.  Ha!  That tells you how much we think about drinking alcohol.

Sooooooo, we finally opened the bottle and each had a little.  I sipped that for about three hours.  I think I prefer it over ice cream or curing salmon for gravlax, but it was pretty tasty in the glass.  The last bottle of cognac we had open lasted for more than a year and we only used it to marinate salmon to fry or cure salmon for gravlax.  We'll see how long this bottle lasts.  :)

Happy Birthday again, Sweetie,


Saturday, September 25, 2021

Bread and Honey

 Good morning,

It was a bread day and I did something a little different this time.  Instead of using a little sugar, I used honey.

Oh, my this is good stuff!  Try honey sometime....



Friday, September 24, 2021

Berries and Cream

 Good morning,

Our late night snack looked so good I had to take a picture.

My Dad would have loved this.  He would have been 117 years old.

Happy Fall,


Thursday, September 23, 2021

Snake on the Steps

 Good morning,

I had to work on this picture to make the critter show up.  Our daughter, Catherine, came home from her office in the wee small hours of the morning (she's a CPA, a tax deadline is looming) and found this critter on our back steps so snapped a picture with her phone camera and texted it to me.  I've never seen one there before, but we have a good idea where it came from.

The next door neighbor has completely removed everything green from his property - grass, trees bushes - so the critters of all kinds have no where to go but to surrounding properties.  

I guess we have inherited the neighbor's critter.  It's a garter snake so not poisonous.  These snakes eat slugs, little rodents, and other things that I'm glad that they eat.  They are our friends, I just don't like to be surprised by them.

The snake has disappeared for the moment....


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

 Good morning,

I took the image above late at night with my phone camera - no flash, of course.

 The full moon was so bright it lit the neighborhood.

 So pretty!

Happy Fall,


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Work Hard, Play Hard, Sleep Well

 Good morning,

Our pups work hard, play hard, and sleep well.  

The pink bed pillow is there because we allow humans to get on the floor and the pups to get on the furniture.